The professor and director of the Condensed Matter Physics Department of the University of Valladolid, José Antonio de Saja, has received the Castile and Leon Prize for Scientific and Technical Research in the edition corresponding to 2010.
Prof. José Antonio de Saja has been chosen to receive the Social Council Award of the University of Valladolid, which this year reaches its XIV edition.
Researchers from CellMat Laboratory and from the European Spacial Agency collaborate on a project to produce microcellular foams under microgravity conditions. The main objective of this project is to understand the physical mechanisms that influence the foaming process.
CellMat Laboratory creates food-trays based on potato starch capable of supporting products with a short life cycle, such as fruits.
CellMat Laboratory is working on the development of fireproof plastics using nanoparticles. The development of fire retardant plastics is very important for industrial sectors like construction, aeronautics an automotive due to the increasingly demanding regulations.
Professor José Antonio de Saja has been awarded with the Physics, Innovation and Technology Prize by the Royal Spanish Society of Physics with the sponsorship of the BBVA Foundation.
Javier Escudero, PhD student of CellMat Laboratory has been awarded with the Iberian Forum of PVC Prize by his project “Microcellular PVC: production, mechanical properties and advantages of these materials in structural applications”.
CellMat Laboratory participates in a report about I+D+i, conducted by Radio Television of Castile and Leon.
CellMat Laboratory has started up a new research line based on the foaming of bioplastic materials. The objective is to produce cellular materials with improved properties and at the same time biodegradable.
The PhD Thesis presented by Eusebio Solorzano is the first thesis of the Condensed Matter Physics Department with an European Mention.